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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Safety, Snow and Fire Hydrants

Hydrant Snow Clearance

A Message from Fire Chief Christopher Lyons

Just a friendly reminder that it is the responsibility of residents who have a hydrant on their property to maintain the area around it. Ohio Fire Code requires a 3-foot clear space be maintained around every hydrant to allow our firefighters access to work in all directions around the hydrant to hook hoses and operate the valve in the event of an emergency.

It is important to follow this code year round, keeping the hydrant on your property clear and accessible is very important, and can save valuable time during an emergency if our firefighters need to use it. Do not store objects or place items like posts, fences, vehicles or landscaping near the hydrant, and when wintertime snows hits, maintain the 3-foot minimum clearance around the hydrant by shoveling snow away from the area.

Thank you for keeping your fire hydrants clear and visible! To learn more about the history of the fire hydrant, click here!

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